Windsurf, surf, kitesurf, water-skiing, wakeboard, diving, jet skis...are possible in Diano Marina
Surf and windsurf
The conditions of climate may be more or less difficult for the sports water sports. In summer with the high number of tourists, it is better to ask to the equipped centers: www.bagniponterosso.it frequented by kite surfers (10 meters from the hotel) ! The "Club del mare" offers courses in windsurfing and sailing. In Diano Marina there are two shops specializing in surf/skate: "Forzasette and "Mare Sport" In Imperia, outside of the summer seasons, the beach "Sabbia D'Oro" is an important centre for windsurfing and kite surfing, and it accommodates an important event : the "Windfestival". In the most turbulent days, it becomes a great spot for surfing. For water-skiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, contact the Port of Diano Marina (1 km from the hotel), where you can also rent jet skis. For diving, we indicate you: Eurosub. In Imperia: West Coast Divers.
Trekking and Caving
The Gulf of Diano Marina has different trails practiced throughout the year. The park of "Ciapà", the trenches of Napoleon, the remains of the ancient Roman Road ... ask for information at the reception desk. About twenty minutes by car, there are the beautiful trails near Laigueglia and Colla Micheri. From Porto Maurizio (Imperia, 20 minutes by car from the hotel) you can walk the "ViaMarenca", ancient "Via del Sale" (The Old Salt Road-Location for the Raid Off Road) that connects Limone to the Ligurian Sea. This road winds on the ridges of the Ligurian mountains, among the ruins of ancient settlements and battle places. You should contact the Italian Alpine Club, section of Imperia, to know the most fascinating trails. The Web Site www.liguriadascoprire.it offers interesting excursions and guided tours, including for mountain biking. On the Web Site www.movimentoenatura.it you can booking trekking and caving tours.
In Diano Marina you can find various tennis fields. Ask at the reception desk and we will help you with what you need.
The hotel offers our clients, the pool of sea water, about 15 meters long. In front of "San Bartolomeo al Mare", 50 meters from the hotel, have recently been constructed some dams that create a channel in the sea, along several hundred meters, where swimming with little waves. And you can use the public swimming pool "Cascione" in Imperia Porto Maurizio (20 minutes by car)
A "Dolcedo" just above Imperia, you can find the riding stables "Mulino Martino" (tel +39 0183 280782) that it offers lessons and spectacular excursions in the surrounding valleys. Several other riding stables little further away (ask at reception).
In Albenga (15 minutes by highway and 10 minutes by road) is the renowned Golf Course "Garlenda". There are also many other Golf Courses like: Castellaro Golf (Castellaro) and the "Circolo Golf degli Ulivi" (San Remo) Sailing
In Diano Marina, the "Club del Mare" offers courses for all levels. Also for those who love sea, movement and nature, the Club organizes day trips with base in Sanremo. For sea lovers, exercise and nature, the Club organizes day trips based in Sanremo.
A few hundred meters from the highway exit Arma di Taggia (20 minutes by highway from Diano Marina) there are 600 meters of kart tracks. The kart tracks "Oleandri" offers Go Kart that it suits for children aged 5 and up, but also for the drivers like Schumacher, Max Biaggi, Michael Douan, Johnny Herbert, Clay Regazzoni, Heinz H. Frentzen, which often they run in this place.
To practice parachuting and paragliding, we signal "Paracadutismo e Parapendio" Vicolo N. Rodini 1 in Diano Castello (5 minutes by car from the hotel), Tel 380 7157113 In Alassio, Toirano and Mendatica you can enjoy this exciting sport.
Fishing Group "Pesca Sportiva" – L.mare Italia (Near tourist port of Diano Marina) Tel 0183 498079
The hinterland of the province of Imperia offers the possibility to choose trails of varying difficulty (about an hour's drive from the hotel), the "Rio Saint Lucia" has two to four hours of thrilling ride. There are also the torrents "Argentina" and "Maglia". Visit www.movimentoenatura.it to organize excursions. Other routes are the "Rio Infernetto" in Realdo, "Rio Passetto" in Mendatica , the gorges of "Buggio" in Buggio and Rio "Prialunga" in Varazze (Savona)
There are numerous places to climb. Visit www.falesia.it to discover them.
Shooting range Shooting range, in Diano Marina, Via Diano San Pietro 15, Tel 0183 402880
You can play Bocce behind the centre of Diano Marina – Loc. Prato Fiorito – 0183 496808
The Bowling of Diana can be reached in ten minutes by bicycle from the hotel (five by car) and offers a number of bowling alleys, mini-golf, kart tracks and many other attractions.
Major sporting events:
Monaco Grand Prix
Monte Carlo is located about 40 minutes by highway from Diano Marina.
The Festival is the celebration of the wind and all the sports that use it: windsurfing, surfing, kite etc (Imperia, in April). Visit the official homepage for more information.
Rally San Remo
The Rally of San Remo is divided into Classic Rally and Historic Rally and it's an annual event. The best rally driver in the world participate in this competition!
Milano San Remo
One of the most famous and historical cycling competitions.
The major international trophy for professional cyclists. Laigueglia is a 15 minute by car from Diano Marina.
In Imperia (September) there is the important event for those who love the sea. Beautiful sailing ships, regattas and history.
Cup Milano San Remo
Commemoration of the historic car competition that it was born in 1906. Only for historic cars!
MTB Competitions Terre Blu and Lucus Bormani
Two MTB Competitions with hundreds bikers in the Gulf of Diano
Swimming Pool "Felice Cascione" Imperia
Each year international competitions (short course, synchronized swimming ...)
Maratona del Monte Faudo
Each year, the difficult international marathon takes place in the hinterland of Imperia.
Via del Sale – (The old Salt Road ) The old Salt Road (Via del Sale), is an ancient route by which salt in past was transported inland from Liguria. This route is one of the most beautiful off the beaten track on the Ligurian Alps. It's not difficult and it winds through the italian and the french territory. These trails are perfect for biking, trekking or going off-road and combine a holiday with a full immersion in nature.